Chris Edwards, After Naptime
Limited edition of 111 numbered and signed copies.
A novelty in verse, a trumped-up drama, the ghost of a mercurial dream — After Naptime invites readers to “leap inside” and try the labyrinth. Join the narrator, "Edwards", and his “crack team” of fragmentary misfits as they explore alleged hauntings at an unnamed lighthouse, play hide and seek with the mysteries of commerce and engage in a deadly serious game of “double you or nothing” with a neural network. Each scene of the poem takes place across a double-page spread, with centrally located orchestra pit. By the author of People of Earth and A Fluke: a mistranslation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s “Un Coup de dés…”
“However much Edwards avoids the traditional role of the poet, he doesn’t really do away with being referential, with a sense of the real world. Instead, he uncovers its utter strangeness … ”
(David McCooey, Australian Book Review)
Chris Edwards lives in Sydney, Australia, where he works as a freelance editor, typographer and graphic designer.
Publication date: July 25, 2014 | ISBN 9781922181190 | 32pp | Limited edition: 111 numbered & signed copies.
Reviews of 'After Naptime'
Review by Michael Farrell in The Australian
Review by Robert Wood in foam:e
Experimental review by Eddie Hopely in Cordite
[Excerpt from] Review by Des Cowley in Australian Book Review